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Brakes I have new brake pads but my brakes still squeal. Can you tell me why?

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You need to fit new anti squeel shims or make sure you fit a quality recognised part as cheap alternative pads are'nt always upto the job.

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Squealing from brakes when applied (and sometimes even when not) is a common issue with many vehicles. There are a number of reasons for it, most often it is the brake shoes/pads themselves. Most manufacturers today install ceramic brake pads as OEM parts, but due to their cost, most drivers opt for semi-metallic pads when replacing them. Most manufacturers recommend anti-squeal shims and/or compound be applied to brake pads for disc systems, but they are often ignored and not installed. Older, sticky calipers can also cause poor release of brake pads, resulting in drag and noise. Lastly, worn, warped, and thin rotors can add to noise issues. Having well serviced, quality brake parts and using proper installation techniques will usually remedy brake noise issues. Just as a side note, residual dirt and grease from the installation itself can cause noisy brakes for a few days/weeks after first install until it is worn off and the pads break in. If you have issue beyond the first two weeks, and you have had them installed professionally, take it back and have them verify that the pads were installed properly.

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Installed brand new pads and rotors on my mom's 2007 honda pilot. applied grease, new clips etc. cleaned the springs with brake clean. Stops fine, but she has been complaining of a squealing noise while...


squealing brakes on movement is often a mismatch between the rotor material and the pad hardness. There are 3 pad hardness to allow for braking conditions One is for taxi use where there is a high requirement for long life and good brakes , the next is a middle of the range pad that gives good brakes and good mileage and the third is a pad designed for high speed fast stop applications as in racing cars The squeal is from the wrong pad on the rotor and will not go until the pad is worn out or you replace it with a different pad . Talk it over with an accredited brake shop.

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I drive a 2009 Kia rio, my brakes squeak / squeal when I first use my brakes. Help? But not after I've driven for awhile.


not fitted right should have been coated with copper grease on the back of pads,bring it back to the pearson that fitted the new brake pads and tell them what i said.adrian,,,

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its sounds like the shims where not installed on the brake pads like they should of. or the pads are glazed from overheating

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2002 dodge durango 2wd. brakes squeal when braking. i have had rotors and pads replaced.


There are 3 to 4 different compositions of brake pads--some are softer--others are ceramic or metallic---probably you have gotten metallic---which do have a history of squealing much of the time. therefore, check to see if that is what you purchased--if so--there is no mechanical problem. However--a tip--especially in colder, salt-using, (on streets)climates. Lubricate the brake rotor sliders with grease twice a year so they don't stick.

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Brake squeal


You, Probably will, Brake Squeal is NOT a new problem.
Disc brake's have been Squealing since, They, became
factory installed on chevrolet in 1971. Before, that they,
were a option. In 72 they even had a bulleton how, to
FIX it. And, no it didn't work.
With That said, Any time you replace Brake pads you,
should always re-surface the Rotors.
Why? First you may start to notice a pulsation as the
pads ware (sometimes! ) The best way to avoid, brake
squeal is to manchine the Rotors put, the blue membrain
sealent on the back side of the pads. And hope that works!!
Some brakes Pads squeal JUST SQUEAL??
You, Could do the same Brake job the same as you did
this one and, they may NOT Squeal.WHY, I WISH I NEW. They
sell all types of STUFF to stop Brake noice DON'T waste your $$.

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have your brakes checked. the squeling noise is probably the rotors coming in contact with the wear stud on the pads.

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Did you buy factory pads or get cheap aftermarket pads? If aftermarket did you get the ceramic? The cheap aftermarket ones tend to squeal pretty bad. Like the last comment on here, you should have your rotors turned whenever you change the pads.

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When backing up and sometimes turning right my brakes(?) make a squealing sound. Almost as though a pebble is caught and grinding on something. Honda 2004 accord-50.000miles. I was told I needed new brakes...


Your rear brake pads are most likely worn to the wear indicator which can make a high pitch squealing noise. It is very common that it will squeal when backing up, but not when applying the brakes. 50,000 miles is about the average life for rear brake pads on your car.

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